United Nations Global Compact
The Suntory Group supports international standards such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, which contains universal principles for human rights, labor, and the environment advocated by the United Nations.
The CEO Water Mandate
The Suntory Group is a signatory to The CEO Water Mandate, a United Nations Global Compact initiative and global platform to address water resource issues and support the prevalence, practice, and informational disclosure of water sustainability at companies.
Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)
In February 2021, the Suntory Group signed a partnership agreement with the Alliance for Water Stewardship, an international organization leading the global movement for water sustainability. AWS certification is designed to promote water conservation and stewardship at factories worldwide. As the first corporation in the country to become a member of the organization (originally signed with AWS Asia Pacific), we are taking a leadership role in promoting water sustainability in Japan.
Science Based Targets (SBT) Initiative
The SBT initiative encourages companies to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets based on scientific evidence, and conducts audits and certification. The GHG emissions reduction targets under the Suntory Group’s Environmental Targets toward 2030 have been approved by the SBT initiative, which independently assesses companies’ targets, as consistent with reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5℃.
The Suntory Group is also a signatory to the “Business Ambition for 1.5℃” campaign led by the SBT initiative*1 in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business*2 coalition to hold global temperature increases to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels.
*1The SBTi is an international initiative jointly established by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), CDP (a coalition of institutional investors that promotes disclosure of information on climate change measures), World Resources Institute (WRI), and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling companies to set science-based emissions reduction targets.
*2The We Mean Business coalition is a global nonprofit led by international organizations, think tanks, NGOs, and other constituent organizations to build a platform for businesses and investors to take action on climate change.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
The Suntory Group has declared its endorsement of the TCFD recommendations established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum
The Suntory Group joined the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum in April 2022 to accelerate initiatives that contribute to nature-positive outcomes.
30by30 Alliance for Biodiversity
In April 2022, the Suntory Group joined the 30by30 Alliance for Biodiversity, which aims to halt and reverse biodiversity loss to realize a sustainable society.
Official Partnership for National Parks
The Suntory Group has entered into an Official Partnership for National Parks with the Ministry of the Environment. This program aims to promote the wonders of Japan's national parks to the world and attract more visitors both from Japan and overseas. It is designed to deepen people's understanding of conserving the natural environment and revitalize the areas where the national parks are located.
In July 2022, the Suntory Group joined the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform), a global not-for-profit organization advancing sustainable agricultural practices which was founded in 2002.
Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (CLOMA)
The Suntory Group has been a member of CLOMA since its foundation. It is a public-private alliance established in response to a call from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The alliance aims to build an efficient recycling system that meets the needs of each country by developing and promoting the use of plastic substitute materials and by offering information and technical consulting to other countries.
Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP)
In November 2019, the Suntory Group joined the Global Plastic Action Partnership, a global alliance working to solve environmental issues caused by plastics.
Plastic Circular Challenge 2025
In February 2022, the Suntory Group joined Plastic Circular Challenge 2025, a Japanese domestic framework that aims to solve various issues related to plastics to achieve a sustainable circular economy.
International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD)
As Beam Suntory, the Suntory Group has been a member of IARD since the alliance’s establishment and has also been deeply involved in the formulation of the Industry Commitment for Reducing Harmful Use of Alcohol, an effort by the alcoholic beverage industry in response to the WHO's Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol (adopted in 2010).
The Suntory Group is a member of IARD, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. that includes 13 of the world's leading alcoholic beverage companies. The alliance promotes international efforts to promote appropriate alcohol consumption. As Beam Suntory, Suntory has been a member of IARD since the alliance’s establishment and has also been deeply involved in the formulation of the Industry Commitment for Reducing Harmful Use of Alcohol, an effort by the alcoholic beverage industry in response to the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol (adopted in 2010).
The Valuable 500
The Suntory Group has joined the Valuable 500, a global initiative promoting disability inclusion. The initiative was launched in January 2019 at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Its aim is to encourage business leaders to carry out reforms to realize the potential value that disabled people can bring to business, society, and the economy.